Frequently asked questions on important topics

Zumba Fitness at Kemps Corner with Zumba Fitness Instructor ZIN Swetha Jairam
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon
October 23, 2017
Zumba classes at kemps corner
Research Expert Panel Member ZIN Swetha Jairam
 
 

Zumba Fitness (2)

I WANT TO PLACE AN ORDER. WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DOES ZUMBA® FITNESS ACCEPT?

Zumba Fitness accepts the following major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Since all orders are placed online, we cannot accept money orders or checks.

Permalink.

TO WHICH COUNTRIES DOES ZUMBA® FITNESS SHIP ORDERS?

Zumba Fitness ships to over 60 countries. After you click on the Shop link, you should immediately “Select Your Shipping Country.” If you do not see your country listed, we do not currently ship to that country. Please note that…

Permalink.

View category→

Active Lifestyle Coaching (0)

What causes diabetes?

Researchers believe diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. While a person may be genetically predisposed to having either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it takes an environmental trigger to actually set the wheels in…

Permalink.

What tests are recommended for diagnosing diabetes?

A fasting blood plasma glucose test, performed first thing in the morning, is the preferred test for diagnosing type 1 or type 2 diabetes. However, a diagnosis of diabetes can be made based on a random (i.e., any time of…

Permalink.

What should my blood glucose levels test at?

Everyone has individual goals for diabetes management. You should work with your doctor to set your target goals for self-monitored blood glucose levels. However, the American Diabetes Association suggests the following general guidelines for people with type 1 and type…

Permalink.

Is type 2 diabetes curable or reversible?

 At this point in time, there is no known cure for type 1 or type 2 diabetes. While symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be well controlled with diet and exercise in some people with type 2 diabetes, they continue…

Permalink.

What is an A1c test?

An A1c test, also called a hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycosylated hemoglobin test, is a measurement of your long-term blood glucose management. The blood test, which the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends at least twice yearly, represents an average of…

Permalink.

I have type 2 diabetes, and just started insulin. Does that mean I’m type 1 now?

A: No. Many people with type 2 diabetes who can’t adequately control their blood glucose levels with diet, exercise, or oral medications go on insulin. The type of diabetes you have is defined by the cause, not the treatment. People…

Permalink.

How does exercise lower blood glucose levels?

Several ways. When you work out, your muscles use glycogen-a glucose source stored in muscle tissue-for energy. With prolonged exercise, the muscles take up glucose at an accelerated rate, turning to blood glucose once glycogen stores have been depleted. In…

Permalink.

Why are carbohydrates so important in diabetes care?

Carbohydrates are important because they’re your body’s main source of glucose. Overload on dietary carbohydrates and your blood glucose levels rise. That’s why knowing the quantity of carbohydrates you’re eating, and other related nutrient qualities of your food, is so…

Permalink.

Now that I have diabetes, do I cut all sugar out of my diet?

Eating right with diabetes is more about moderation and healthy food choices then severe dietary restriction. While you do need to manage your intake of all carbohydrates (i.e., starchy vegetables and grains and cereals as well as sugar), people with…

Permalink.

What makes my blood sugar go up?

Blood glucose levels go high for a variety of reasons-illness, stress, injury, improper diet, and medication, to name a few. In addition, some prescription drugs taken for other conditions (e.g., estrogens and corticosteroids) can cause hyperglycemia. If your blood glucose…

Permalink.

Why do I go to bed with normal blood sugar levels and wake up with high levels when I haven’t eaten all night?

Morning highs are typically caused by one of two things: The Somogyi effect (also called rebound hyperglycemia) or Dawn Phenomenon. With the Somogyi effect, you may be experiencing hypoglycemia (or low blood glucose episodes) during the night. In reaction to…

Permalink.

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition that precedes type 2 diabetes. It’s also called impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), depending on the test used to diagnose it. People with prediabetes have higher than normal blood glucose levels, but…

Permalink.

Why is smoking dangerous to health?

Smoking is responsible for several diseases, such as cancer, long-term (chronic) respiratory diseases, and heart disease, as well as premature death. Scientists say there are over 4,000 compounds in cigarette smoke. A sizeable number of them are toxic – they are bad for us…

Permalink.

What medicine should I choose to quit smoking?

All of the medicines work well in helping a person to quit smoking. If you associate smoking with having something in your mouth, you may do better with nicotine gum. The patch delivers nicotine continuously for 16 hours while you…

Permalink.

How does smoking affect my risk for respiratory disease?

Smoking injures lung tissue and affects the lungs’ ability to fight infections. Tissue damage from smoking can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is sometimes called emphysema. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United…

Permalink.

How does smoking affect my risk for cardiovascular disease?

Heart disease and stroke are cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) diseases caused by smoking. Heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Most cases of these diseases are caused by atherosclerosis,…

Permalink.

How does smoking affect reproductive health in women?

Women who smoke have more difficulty becoming pregnant and have a higher risk of never becoming pregnant. Those who smoke during pregnancy also have a greater chance of complications, including placenta previa, a condition in which the placenta grows too…

Permalink.

How does smoking affect reproductive health in men?

Although only a small number of studies have looked at the relation between smoking and erectile dysfunction, research findings suggest that smoking may be associated with an increased risk for this condition. More studies are needed, however, before researchers can…

Permalink.

How does smoking affect my risk for cancer?

Certain agents in tobacco smoke can damage important genes that control the growth of cells, which increases a person’s risk for many types of cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. About 87 percent of lung cancer…

Permalink.

What health problems are associated with excessive alcohol use?

Excessive drinking both in the form of heavy drinking or binge drinking, is associated with numerous health problems, including— Chronic diseases such as liver cirrhosis (damage to liver cells); pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas); various cancers, including liver, mouth, throat,…

Permalink.

Why are women’s low-risk limits different from men’s?

Research shows that women start to have alcohol-related problems at lower drinking levels than men do. One reason is that, on average, women weigh less than men. In addition, alcohol disperses in body water, and pound for pound, women have…

Permalink.

Isn’t drinking good for the heart?

For some drinkers, the answer can be “yes,” depending on the amount. Regular light to moderate drinking can lower the risk for coronary heart disease, mainly among middle-aged and older adults (other factors also cut the risk, including a healthy…

Permalink.

Is “low-risk” drinking just another term for “moderate” drinking?

Not exactly—the weekly amounts may be the same, but the daily ones are different, and the recommendations serve different purposes for different types of drinkers. Low-risk drinking for healthy men under age 65 is no more than 4 drinks on any…

Permalink.

Why do some people react differently to alcohol than others?

Individual reactions to alcohol vary, and are influenced by many factors; such as: Age. Gender. Race or ethnicity. Physical condition (weight, fitness level, etc). Amount of food consumed before drinking. How quickly the alcohol was consumed. Use of drugs or…

Permalink.

How does alcohol affect a person?

Alcohol affects every organ in the body. It is a central nervous system depressant that is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream. Alcohol is metabolized in the liver by enzymes; however, the liver can only…

Permalink.

What is high blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of blood against your artery walls as it circulates through your body. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day, but it can cause health problems if it stays high for a long. High blood…

Permalink.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer” because it usually has no warning signs or symptoms. Many people do not know that they have high blood pressure. That’s why it’s important to get your blood pressure checked regularly.

Permalink.

What can you do to reduce your risk?

There are several things that you can do to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range— Get your blood pressure checked regularly. Eat a healthy diet. Maintain a healthy weight. Be physically active. Limit alcohol use. Don’t smoke. Prevent…

Permalink.

Do you have any guidelines on the correct way to measure blood pressure?

The patient should be seated for at least 5 minutes, relaxed and not moving or speaking • The arm must be supported at the level of the heart. Ensure no tight clothing constricts the arm • Place the cuff on…

Permalink.

How do I know which cuff size to use?

The bladder of the cuff should fit around at least 80% of the arm but not more than 100%.  A cuff that does not fit properly will not give an accurate reading so it is important to use the right…

Permalink.

How many readings do I have to take when measuring blood pressure and how do I record them. Which one do I use?

Two measurements should be taken (1-2 minutes apart), the initial value being discarded if there is a large (>10mmHg) difference between the first and subsequent readings and further measurements made.

Permalink.

When measuring blood pressure, should the tubes of the cuff bladder be pointing up or down?

If you are using a manual blood pressure monitor, it is sensible to position the tubes to the top of the cuff so that they don’t interfere with the stethoscope.  If you are using an automatic device then it doesn’t…

Permalink.

Do you have any guidelines on the correct way to measure blood pressure?

Stage 1 hypertension Clinic blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or higher and subsequent ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) daytime average or home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) average blood pressure is 135/85 mmHg or higher. Stage 2 hypertension Clinic blood pressure…

Permalink.

What is heart disease?

Heart disease is a term that includes several more specific heart conditions. The most common heart disease in the US is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and…

Permalink.

What are symptoms of heart attack?

Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. The discomfort can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. Discomfort in other…

Permalink.

What are the risk factors for heart disease?

Some conditions as well as some lifestyle factors can put people at a higher risk for heart disease. The most important modifiable risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, cigarette smoking, diabetes, physical inactivity, unhealthy…

Permalink.

Can’t I just prevent heart disease by taking the right vitamins?

The concept of taking vitamins to prevent heart disease is a great one – the problem is that we don’t have any proof that they really do. Evidence based on nutritional surveys suggest that people who eat foods richer in…

Permalink.

How can I make my heart disease go away?

You are asking about the potential for “regression,” the process by which heart blockages can be made to partially get better. There is now evidence that this is possible in some people through a combination of lifestyle changes, exercise, diet,…

Permalink.

Can’t I wait until I get heart disease and then have angioplasty or bypass?

If only things were that easy! First, having a heart catheterization and bypass surgery is no fun and to be avoided if at all possible. But even more importantly, almost half of the people who have heart attacks die of…

Permalink.

What are the warning signs of angina or a heart attack in women?

Unfortunately, many women believe that heart disease predominates in men and is less likely a threat to a woman’s health than conditions like breast or ovarian cancer. The reality is that approximately 1 in 2 women will die from heart…

Permalink.

What are normal heart rates, and how do I know if mine is too high?

Your resting heart rate is best described as the number of times your heart beats per minute when you are in a fully relaxed physical and mental state. For the typical adult (older than 18), this value usually ranges between…

Permalink.

What Is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body and is made by the liver. Cholesterol also is present in foods we eat. People need cholesterol for the body to function normally. Cholesterol is present in…

Permalink.

Why Should I Be Concerned About Cholesterol?

Too much cholesterol in your body means that you have an increased risk of getting cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease. If you have too much cholesterol in your body, the cholesterol can build up on the walls of the arteries…

Permalink.

What’s the Difference between “Good” and “Bad” Cholesterol?

HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol is known as good cholesterol. HDL takes the bad cholesterol out of your blood and keeps it from building up in your arteries. LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol is known as bad cholesterol because it can build up…

Permalink.

What Makes My Cholesterol Levels Go Up?

Eating foods such as meats, whole milk dairy products, egg yolks, and some kinds of fish can make your cholesterol levels go up. Being overweight can make your bad cholesterol go up and your good cholesterol go down. Also, after…

Permalink.

What Can I Do To Lower My Cholesterol Levels?

You can lower your cholesterol levels by making changes to your lifestyle. Here are some tips. Eat foods with less fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. Take off the skin and fat from meat, poultry and fish. Broil, bake, roast, or poach instead…

Permalink.

At What Age Should People Begin Having Their Cholesterol Checked?

It is important to have your cholesterol level checked when you are young, since clogging of the arteries (atherosclerosis) is a gradual process that takes many years. Total cholesterol should be measured at least every five years starting at age…

Permalink.

What are the uncontrollable and controllable risk factors for high cholesterol?

A person can control lifestyle options to maximize their potential to control high cholesterol levels with a healthy diet, exercise, weight control, and avoiding or quitting smoking. However, there are some situations that are beyond control of the individual. Family…

Permalink.

How is cholesterol checked?

Cholesterol screening is part of a blood test called a lipoprotein analysis that measures not only total cholesterol in the body but also different types of cholesterol and triglycerides(another type of fat in the body). Total cholesterol is made up two…

Permalink.

What kinds of problems are caused by high cholesterol?

High cholesterol may cause atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which can lead to narrowed coronary arteries to the heart and chest pain (angina) or heart attack. Narrowed carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain may cause a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke…

Permalink.

View category→

Diabetes (12)

What causes diabetes?

Researchers believe diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. While a person may be genetically predisposed to having either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it takes an environmental trigger to actually set the wheels in…

Permalink.

What tests are recommended for diagnosing diabetes?

A fasting blood plasma glucose test, performed first thing in the morning, is the preferred test for diagnosing type 1 or type 2 diabetes. However, a diagnosis of diabetes can be made based on a random (i.e., any time of…

Permalink.

What should my blood glucose levels test at?

Everyone has individual goals for diabetes management. You should work with your doctor to set your target goals for self-monitored blood glucose levels. However, the American Diabetes Association suggests the following general guidelines for people with type 1 and type…

Permalink.

Is type 2 diabetes curable or reversible?

 At this point in time, there is no known cure for type 1 or type 2 diabetes. While symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be well controlled with diet and exercise in some people with type 2 diabetes, they continue…

Permalink.

What is an A1c test?

An A1c test, also called a hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycosylated hemoglobin test, is a measurement of your long-term blood glucose management. The blood test, which the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends at least twice yearly, represents an average of…

Permalink.

I have type 2 diabetes, and just started insulin. Does that mean I’m type 1 now?

A: No. Many people with type 2 diabetes who can’t adequately control their blood glucose levels with diet, exercise, or oral medications go on insulin. The type of diabetes you have is defined by the cause, not the treatment. People…

Permalink.

How does exercise lower blood glucose levels?

Several ways. When you work out, your muscles use glycogen-a glucose source stored in muscle tissue-for energy. With prolonged exercise, the muscles take up glucose at an accelerated rate, turning to blood glucose once glycogen stores have been depleted. In…

Permalink.

Why are carbohydrates so important in diabetes care?

Carbohydrates are important because they’re your body’s main source of glucose. Overload on dietary carbohydrates and your blood glucose levels rise. That’s why knowing the quantity of carbohydrates you’re eating, and other related nutrient qualities of your food, is so…

Permalink.

Now that I have diabetes, do I cut all sugar out of my diet?

Eating right with diabetes is more about moderation and healthy food choices then severe dietary restriction. While you do need to manage your intake of all carbohydrates (i.e., starchy vegetables and grains and cereals as well as sugar), people with…

Permalink.

What makes my blood sugar go up?

Blood glucose levels go high for a variety of reasons-illness, stress, injury, improper diet, and medication, to name a few. In addition, some prescription drugs taken for other conditions (e.g., estrogens and corticosteroids) can cause hyperglycemia. If your blood glucose…

Permalink.

Why do I go to bed with normal blood sugar levels and wake up with high levels when I haven’t eaten all night?

Morning highs are typically caused by one of two things: The Somogyi effect (also called rebound hyperglycemia) or Dawn Phenomenon. With the Somogyi effect, you may be experiencing hypoglycemia (or low blood glucose episodes) during the night. In reaction to…

Permalink.

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition that precedes type 2 diabetes. It’s also called impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), depending on the test used to diagnose it. People with prediabetes have higher than normal blood glucose levels, but…

Permalink.

View category→

Smoking (7)

Why is smoking dangerous to health?

Smoking is responsible for several diseases, such as cancer, long-term (chronic) respiratory diseases, and heart disease, as well as premature death. Scientists say there are over 4,000 compounds in cigarette smoke. A sizeable number of them are toxic – they are bad for us…

Permalink.

What medicine should I choose to quit smoking?

All of the medicines work well in helping a person to quit smoking. If you associate smoking with having something in your mouth, you may do better with nicotine gum. The patch delivers nicotine continuously for 16 hours while you…

Permalink.

How does smoking affect my risk for respiratory disease?

Smoking injures lung tissue and affects the lungs’ ability to fight infections. Tissue damage from smoking can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is sometimes called emphysema. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United…

Permalink.

How does smoking affect my risk for cardiovascular disease?

Heart disease and stroke are cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) diseases caused by smoking. Heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Most cases of these diseases are caused by atherosclerosis,…

Permalink.

How does smoking affect reproductive health in women?

Women who smoke have more difficulty becoming pregnant and have a higher risk of never becoming pregnant. Those who smoke during pregnancy also have a greater chance of complications, including placenta previa, a condition in which the placenta grows too…

Permalink.

How does smoking affect reproductive health in men?

Although only a small number of studies have looked at the relation between smoking and erectile dysfunction, research findings suggest that smoking may be associated with an increased risk for this condition. More studies are needed, however, before researchers can…

Permalink.

How does smoking affect my risk for cancer?

Certain agents in tobacco smoke can damage important genes that control the growth of cells, which increases a person’s risk for many types of cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. About 87 percent of lung cancer…

Permalink.

View category→

Alcohol (6)

What health problems are associated with excessive alcohol use?

Excessive drinking both in the form of heavy drinking or binge drinking, is associated with numerous health problems, including— Chronic diseases such as liver cirrhosis (damage to liver cells); pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas); various cancers, including liver, mouth, throat,…

Permalink.

Why are women’s low-risk limits different from men’s?

Research shows that women start to have alcohol-related problems at lower drinking levels than men do. One reason is that, on average, women weigh less than men. In addition, alcohol disperses in body water, and pound for pound, women have…

Permalink.

Isn’t drinking good for the heart?

For some drinkers, the answer can be “yes,” depending on the amount. Regular light to moderate drinking can lower the risk for coronary heart disease, mainly among middle-aged and older adults (other factors also cut the risk, including a healthy…

Permalink.

Is “low-risk” drinking just another term for “moderate” drinking?

Not exactly—the weekly amounts may be the same, but the daily ones are different, and the recommendations serve different purposes for different types of drinkers. Low-risk drinking for healthy men under age 65 is no more than 4 drinks on any…

Permalink.

Why do some people react differently to alcohol than others?

Individual reactions to alcohol vary, and are influenced by many factors; such as: Age. Gender. Race or ethnicity. Physical condition (weight, fitness level, etc). Amount of food consumed before drinking. How quickly the alcohol was consumed. Use of drugs or…

Permalink.

How does alcohol affect a person?

Alcohol affects every organ in the body. It is a central nervous system depressant that is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream. Alcohol is metabolized in the liver by enzymes; however, the liver can only…

Permalink.

View category→

High Blood Pressure (8)

What is high blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of blood against your artery walls as it circulates through your body. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day, but it can cause health problems if it stays high for a long. High blood…

Permalink.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer” because it usually has no warning signs or symptoms. Many people do not know that they have high blood pressure. That’s why it’s important to get your blood pressure checked regularly.

Permalink.

What can you do to reduce your risk?

There are several things that you can do to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range— Get your blood pressure checked regularly. Eat a healthy diet. Maintain a healthy weight. Be physically active. Limit alcohol use. Don’t smoke. Prevent…

Permalink.

Do you have any guidelines on the correct way to measure blood pressure?

The patient should be seated for at least 5 minutes, relaxed and not moving or speaking • The arm must be supported at the level of the heart. Ensure no tight clothing constricts the arm • Place the cuff on…

Permalink.

How do I know which cuff size to use?

The bladder of the cuff should fit around at least 80% of the arm but not more than 100%.  A cuff that does not fit properly will not give an accurate reading so it is important to use the right…

Permalink.

How many readings do I have to take when measuring blood pressure and how do I record them. Which one do I use?

Two measurements should be taken (1-2 minutes apart), the initial value being discarded if there is a large (>10mmHg) difference between the first and subsequent readings and further measurements made.

Permalink.

When measuring blood pressure, should the tubes of the cuff bladder be pointing up or down?

If you are using a manual blood pressure monitor, it is sensible to position the tubes to the top of the cuff so that they don’t interfere with the stethoscope.  If you are using an automatic device then it doesn’t…

Permalink.

Do you have any guidelines on the correct way to measure blood pressure?

Stage 1 hypertension Clinic blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or higher and subsequent ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) daytime average or home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) average blood pressure is 135/85 mmHg or higher. Stage 2 hypertension Clinic blood pressure…

Permalink.

View category→

Cardiovascular Disease (8)

What is heart disease?

Heart disease is a term that includes several more specific heart conditions. The most common heart disease in the US is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and…

Permalink.

What are symptoms of heart attack?

Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. The discomfort can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. Discomfort in other…

Permalink.

What are the risk factors for heart disease?

Some conditions as well as some lifestyle factors can put people at a higher risk for heart disease. The most important modifiable risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, cigarette smoking, diabetes, physical inactivity, unhealthy…

Permalink.

Can’t I just prevent heart disease by taking the right vitamins?

The concept of taking vitamins to prevent heart disease is a great one – the problem is that we don’t have any proof that they really do. Evidence based on nutritional surveys suggest that people who eat foods richer in…

Permalink.

How can I make my heart disease go away?

You are asking about the potential for “regression,” the process by which heart blockages can be made to partially get better. There is now evidence that this is possible in some people through a combination of lifestyle changes, exercise, diet,…

Permalink.

Can’t I wait until I get heart disease and then have angioplasty or bypass?

If only things were that easy! First, having a heart catheterization and bypass surgery is no fun and to be avoided if at all possible. But even more importantly, almost half of the people who have heart attacks die of…

Permalink.

What are the warning signs of angina or a heart attack in women?

Unfortunately, many women believe that heart disease predominates in men and is less likely a threat to a woman’s health than conditions like breast or ovarian cancer. The reality is that approximately 1 in 2 women will die from heart…

Permalink.

What are normal heart rates, and how do I know if mine is too high?

Your resting heart rate is best described as the number of times your heart beats per minute when you are in a fully relaxed physical and mental state. For the typical adult (older than 18), this value usually ranges between…

Permalink.

View category→

High Cholesterol (9)

What Is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body and is made by the liver. Cholesterol also is present in foods we eat. People need cholesterol for the body to function normally. Cholesterol is present in…

Permalink.

Why Should I Be Concerned About Cholesterol?

Too much cholesterol in your body means that you have an increased risk of getting cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease. If you have too much cholesterol in your body, the cholesterol can build up on the walls of the arteries…

Permalink.

What’s the Difference between “Good” and “Bad” Cholesterol?

HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol is known as good cholesterol. HDL takes the bad cholesterol out of your blood and keeps it from building up in your arteries. LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol is known as bad cholesterol because it can build up…

Permalink.

What Makes My Cholesterol Levels Go Up?

Eating foods such as meats, whole milk dairy products, egg yolks, and some kinds of fish can make your cholesterol levels go up. Being overweight can make your bad cholesterol go up and your good cholesterol go down. Also, after…

Permalink.

What Can I Do To Lower My Cholesterol Levels?

You can lower your cholesterol levels by making changes to your lifestyle. Here are some tips. Eat foods with less fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. Take off the skin and fat from meat, poultry and fish. Broil, bake, roast, or poach instead…

Permalink.

At What Age Should People Begin Having Their Cholesterol Checked?

It is important to have your cholesterol level checked when you are young, since clogging of the arteries (atherosclerosis) is a gradual process that takes many years. Total cholesterol should be measured at least every five years starting at age…

Permalink.

What are the uncontrollable and controllable risk factors for high cholesterol?

A person can control lifestyle options to maximize their potential to control high cholesterol levels with a healthy diet, exercise, weight control, and avoiding or quitting smoking. However, there are some situations that are beyond control of the individual. Family…

Permalink.

How is cholesterol checked?

Cholesterol screening is part of a blood test called a lipoprotein analysis that measures not only total cholesterol in the body but also different types of cholesterol and triglycerides(another type of fat in the body). Total cholesterol is made up two…

Permalink.

What kinds of problems are caused by high cholesterol?

High cholesterol may cause atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which can lead to narrowed coronary arteries to the heart and chest pain (angina) or heart attack. Narrowed carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain may cause a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke…

Permalink.

View category→

  • Contact Details

  • Operating hours:
  • Zumba Fitness Class at Lower Parel Venue: The Integral Space. Opp Phoenix Mall, Next To Manyavar. Lower Parel , Mumbai Batch Timing: Tuesday Thursday 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Address:
  • The Integral Space.Opp Phoenix Malls, Next to Manyavar Lower Parel. Mumbai – 400016,
  • Telephone:
  • 9004348031
  • Email:
  • zumbafitnessmumbai@gmail.com
  • Upcoming Events

  • Most Loved Zumba Instructor

  • Zumba on Pinterest

  • Zumba Fitness Tariff

    Zumba Class Tariff's - Zumba Fitness Expert Swetha Jairam.

    Twice a week monthlyINR 3600/-
    Thrice a week monthlyINR 4600/-
    Twice a week quarterlyINR 10800/-
    Thrice a week quarterlyINR 12000/-
    Once a week for 6 weeksINR 3100/-
    Individual ClassesINR 600/-

    Sign Up now

  • Latest Blogs

  • Healthy Lifestyle Tweets

    Forward Bending Yoga Worshop At Way Of Life Studio By Ratish Rao https://t.co/fMNkGsa3ZJ https://t.co/Q5BuRvuahf

    1 week agoretweetretweetreplyreplyfavoritefavorite

    Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Workshop https://t.co/39Oe44DwPK https://t.co/tcJ8xBRDW5

    1 month agoretweetretweetreplyreplyfavoritefavoriteFollow Zumba on Twitter
  • Highlights

    Ayurveda suggests you include all tastes sweet, sour, salty etc in at least one meal each day to help balance unnatural cravi
    Wastes in the blood come from food and liquids that are consumed. People on dialysis must adhere to a dialysis diet to cut do
    What You Eat Is Who You Are. Is Your Behaviour Related To The Food You Eat? Here is how poor nutrition can lead to odd beha
    Scientists have found that Newborn babies have the ability to differentiate their own body from others.
    Those pizzas, burgers, chips and colas that you order in office can do you more harm than a rich meal with high calorie conte
    The Very Best Way To Lose Weight and Keep It Off. A positive attitude is very important for successful weight loss and weight
    Women Health is the biggest concern of all times.
    Thyroid is a metabolic disease. Thyroid is mainly caused due to deficiency of iodine.
    Couscous is more than just “the food so nice they named it twice”, it also has a wide variety of health benefits.
    Stress Management and Emotional Health. When appropriately applied, stress management training can reduce the intensity of yo
    Kids ask the trickiest questions for which parents are unable to answer at times.
    What is South Beach Diet? What does South Beach Diet contain? Who can use and follow it?
    What is the Effect of Fasting on Diabetes? What happens to your body when fasting? How will fasting effect your diabetic medi
    The impact of physical activity on health and Benefits of Zumba - Being physically active plays an essential role in ensuring
    What are the different kinds of Functional Food which can be used in Diabetes and CVD? What role they play in Diabetes and CV
    Fad Diets or Designer Diets. Find out why FAD diets wont work. Why Are Designer Diets A Problem?
    Is it better to exercise before you learn something new? What about during? And should the exercise be vigorous or gentle?
    Try this delicious Paneer fajitas for a healthy and fibre rich recipe option for those vegetarians planning to add some prote
    There is a complex Relationship between thyroid and body weight and metabolism. Thyroid hormone regulates metabolism in both
    What is Atkins Diet? What does Atkins Diet contain? Who can use and follow it?
    Dyslexia, is the most common learning disability in children and persists throughout life. Dyslexia can affect people differe
    The Psychology of Eating - Zumba Fitness In Mumbai. What we eat affects how we feel. Food should make us feel good. It tastes
    what is Cabbage Soup Diet? What are Pros and Cons of Cabbage Soup diet?
    Take out foods may be quick and easy, but they are often laden with fat and calories and not a lot of nutrition.
    How to lose weight after Diwali? Diwali: The festival of lights and SWEETS, brings lot of joy and also weight. Diwali is inf
    Various studies suggest that mental factors are ultimately tied to a person\'s physical well-being.
    Myths About Introverts. Introverts hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they
    People on dialysis must adhere to a dialysis diet to cut down on the amount of waste in their blood.
    In order to be healthy and live a long life, it is universally believed that you need a healthy balance of the right foods.
    What is it about menopause that makes it so challenging to keep off the weight?
    Dark chocolate is loaded with organic compounds that are biologically active and function as antioxidants.
    Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
    Lactose intolerance is the inability or insufficient ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products.
    Reducing sodium intake lowers blood pressure in people with high and borderline high blood pressure.
    Must Keep Healthy Snack Options at your Office Desk - Weight Loss Counselor Swetha. A good work snack can make the difference
    Womens Health: Coping with Families and Careers. Their lives are affected by a combination of work and family preferences.
    With balance training, you can improve the mind body communication and thus improve your proprioception.
    Cesarean delivery also known as a C-section delivery. Post C-Section Weight Loss should be slow and steady.
    The idea that all types of stress—including psychological stress, physical exertion, lack of sleep, etc.—are the same, or
    Natural sweetener called stevia is 300 times sweeter than traditional beet or cane sugar and could be a way for people with a
  • Zumba on Facebook

  • Categories

  • What we could share

  • Frequently asked Questions

"Due to sacroiliac problems, I had great difficulty walking and with other physical difficulties. I was fortunate to have become acquainted with Swetha Jairam. Under her training, I have improved remarkably. With her experience in physical fitness, she can adjust her exercise programs to any age group -- including my own. She is talented, knowledgeable and skilled, young lady. I can recommend her highly without any reservations."
Sushma Reddy ~ Housewife
Feedback of Happy Clients - Zumba Fitness in Mumbai